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M.S. in Geoscience

General Information

Boise State University offers a Master of Science in Geoscience through the Department of Geosciences. This a flexible degree that allows students to create a custom curriculum within the broad field of Geosciences to work with faculty researchers on topics that are not within the more specialized degrees that we offer. Students interested in Geology can follow a prescribed set of courses to earn a Geology emphasis within the degree.  All students work complete a thesis thesis in close collaboration with a faculty researcher. The degree requires completion of a prescribed course of study in geology, and independent completion of original research that results in a thesis that contributes to geologic knowledge.

For more detailed information please visit the Program Learning Outcomes page, the Degree Requirements page, or refer to the University Graduate Catalog.

Application and Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s degree in a physical science, engineering, computer science, or mathematics from an accredited college or university. Admission is competitive and based on transcripts, professional references, and evaluation of a technical manuscript provided by the applicant as evidence of technical writing skills. Students whose native language is not English must submit a TOEFL score of 587 or higher for the written exam and 95 Internet-based test (iBT). Application materials are available online.


Further questions may be directed to the Graduate Program Coordinator for the MSc in Geosciences.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Brittany Brand
(208) 426-5907

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